Transat CIC – Day 2 |

30 April 2024

Monday – second day of the regatta: rain, hail and winds up to 35 knots. After a second day of storm, the third day of the Transat CIC begins with the need to cross a large area of ​​light wind located southwest of Ireland, a sort of “calm after the storm” before the next disturbance, expected in the afternoon.

Just enough time to choose how to enter the next low, which promises to be quite intense. In the morning, Alberto Bona aboard the Class40 IBSA got in touch with the team: “Everything is going well”, he said. “We passed the first front and I am satisfied with the boat: everything is working fine and responds in the best possible way. This first phase was complicated; due to these very unstable conditions, I didn’t find the speed I was looking for. Now, once the light wind is over, we will have another strong depression and it will be time to attack. It’s very cold here, with rain and hail, and yesterday’s 40 knots have already put us all to the test”. In fact, there are already the first withdrawals, one in Class 40 and currently four in the IMOCA class, where Charlie Dalin (MACIF Santé Prévoyance) is still in the lead.

At the 2:00 pm check, Alberto Bona and his Class40 IBSA were sailing in fifth position. Alberto chose to go down into the light winds zone, aiming for fewer miles to cover and a potentially quicker exit from the calm area.

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